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Cinema Studies Commencement Ceremony 2017

Jun 18, 12:30 pm
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Congratulations to the students participating in the Cinema Studies Commencement Ceremony!

Its a Wrap

The Cinema Studies Program will hold its commencement ceremony: 

 Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 12:30 pm – 156 Straub Hall

Reception immediately following the ceremony in the same location.  

 Please read here for important information on registering to participate in the Cinema Studies ceremony, applying to graduate, ordering regalia and honors cords, and important day-of-event information.

Information on the UO Main Commencement Ceremony on  Monday, June 19, 2017 is available here

 

Free screening of “Chevalier” and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

May 17, 7:00 pm
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Cinema Studies Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Presents:

CHEVALIER

Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Doors Open at 6:30 pm – Screening at 7:00 pm

EMU 214 Redwood Auditorium

Free and open to the community

Seating is on a first-come, first served basis

 

Chevalier (2015)

104 Minutes – Not Rated

Chevalier is set in the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, where six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals, but at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the winner will wear the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier.”  Chevalier is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and stars Yorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, and Sakis Rouvas.  Chevalier was the official selection at the Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and was the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards®.

Meet the Filmmaker:  Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina Rachel Tsangari holds a B.A. from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas, Austin. Through a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker (1991), Tsangari was introduced to cinema and since the mid-nineties has been steadily producing original work as a director, producer, and production designer.

Tsangari’s first short film, Fit, was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Her first feature, The Slow Business of Going, a sci-fi film shot in nine cities across the world on a small budget, is now in the permanent film collection of the MoMA. Her second feature, Attenberg, premiered in the main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for its lead, Ariane Labed. In 2015, her feature Chevalier was part of the Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival and is the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards® in 2017.

Funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment

Free Screening of “Attenberg” and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

May 11, 7:00 pm
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Cinema Studies Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Presents:

Attenberg

Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Priority Seating – 6:30 pm with UO ID

Screening – 7:00 pm

Bijou Art Cinemas – 492 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon

FREE and open to the community

Seating is first come, first served

Attenberg (2010)

95 Minutes – Not Rated

Greece’s Official Entry for the Academy Awards®, Attenberg is a wonderfully deadpan, surprisingly touching coming-of-age story. 23-year-old Marina lives in a small, factory town by the sea where she passes her time watching Sir David Attenborough’s nature programs, listening to the proto-punk songs of Suicide, goofing with her only friend Bella, and tending to her ailing father. When a visiting engineer comes to town, the two form a tentative relationship that pushes Marina into contact with the strange and complex world of adulthood. Critically acclaimed, Attenberg is a sincere and humorous look at life’s defining moments.  Attenberg is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and stars Ariane Labed (winner Best Actress Venice International Film Festival), Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos (Academy Award®-nominated Dogtooth director).  Attenberg was the official selection at Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, AFI Film Festival.

“Boldly Conceived! ” – Slant Magazine

“Original! Fearless!” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Dryly Humorous” – Time Out New York

“Rare, Brave and Stirring!” – The Wall Street Journal

“Stunning!” – LA Weekly

“Invigorating!” –Indiewire

“Superbly Calibrated” – The Village Voice

“A Major Achievement” – The Hollywood Reporter

Meet the Filmmaker:  Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina Rachel Tsangari holds a B.A. from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas, Austin. Through a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker (1991), Tsangari was introduced to cinema and since the mid-nineties has been steadily producing original work as a director, producer, and production designer.

Tsangari’s first short film, Fit, was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Her first feature, The Slow Business of Going, a sci-fi film shot in nine cities across the world on a small budget, is now in the permanent film collection of the MoMA. Her second feature, Attenberg, premiered in the main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for its lead, Ariane Labed. In 2015, her feature Chevalier was part of the Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival and is the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards® in 2017.

Funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment

What is Life? Conference

Apr 6Apr 8
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Lifestyles • Lifeworlds • Lifeworks

April 6-8, 2017

University of Oregon in Portland

The seventh annual “What is…? ” conference-experience will engage communication, media, and nature by examining everyday life — our lifeworks and lifestyles — emphasizing the lifeworlds (environments) we live in. It will investigate how communication/media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life — from scale, pace, and pattern to the public, private, and organic. By building bridges through multidisciplinary networks, the event emphasizes how communication is instrumental in and for living systems. What is life and how is life mediated?

What is Life? (2017) builds on last year’s conference, What is Media? (2016), expanding a transdisciplinary notion of medium/media with special attention to its material, historical, and ecological ramifications. It marks the second collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences (physical and life sciences) and the arts.

The experience will bring together scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni and students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public. We welcome submissions for plenary speakers, roundtables, paper presentations, installations, and special events. A wide range of possible topics and potential themes can be found at the online at the  Call for Proposals.

For more information, visit the What Is Life website.

Free Coffee Break + Doughnuts and Snacks! Monday of Finals Week!

Mar 20, 10:00 pm
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Bookworms can jump start finals week Monday, March 20th from 10 pm to Midnight with free coffee, tea, and snacks from UO Libraries.  

Also, there’s a chance to win doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut!

Monday, March, 20, 2017

10 pm – Midnight

Knight Library Browsing Room

How to win Voodoo Doughnuts

  • Folllow UO Libraries and UO Cinema Studies on Twitter (@uocinema and @uolibraries)
  • During the coffee break, we will hold a drawing every half hour
  • UO Libraries will DM the winners using Twitter

Courtesy of University of Oregon Libraries and the Cinema Studies Program

Schnitzer Cinema continues with “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff”

Mar 8, 7:00 pm
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A live musical theater and media performance by Alicia Jo Rabins

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7 p.m.

EMU Redwood Auditorium

“A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” is an original music theater work by acclaimed Portland-based indie rocker, poet, and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins. Rabins views Bernie Madoff and the system which allowed him to function through the lens of ancient Jewish and Buddhist texts on financial ethics, ecology, and cycles. Rabins’ wide palette includes electro-acoustic music, documentary theatre, meditative poetry, and film. Cosponored by the University of Oregon School of Law. Department of Judaic Studies, and the Oregon Humanities Center. Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part by UO’s Office of Academic Affairs.

For more information, please visit the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art website.

Kristen Gallerneaux Presentation “Sonic Spectres”

Mar 7, 6:30 pm
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Media historian, folklorist, and artist Kristen Gallerneaux will present her illustrated lecture Sonic Spectres

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

6:30 pm.

Lawrence Hall Room 166

Free and open to the public

Uniting esoteric histories, acoustics, and place, she will share a decade of accumulated historic and artistic research including artifacts found in her collections as a museum curator, fieldwork from “charges landscapes,” trace elements of the material and audible history of paranormal culture, and objects that shouldn’t exist.

Kristen Gallerneaux is the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at the Henry Ford Museum, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historic technology collections in North America.

For more information, please visit the Folklore Program.

 

UO Persian Student Union Presents DocuNight screening of “Sohrab, A Journey”

Mar 1, 7:00 pm
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DocuNight is a documentary screening event, which happens the first Wednesday of every month.

In each event, a documentary will be screened about Iran, or made by an Iranian director. The second movie screening is:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

7:00 pm 

Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Free and open to the public*

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/416372242040348/

Sohrab, A Journey
Directed by Omid Abdollahi
2016 / 77 min
Persian with English Subtitles

In 1969, a young man of 26 years of age returns to his country Iran after years of studying cinema and going through the hardship of living abroad as a university student. He does not want to become a filmmaker in the commercial and valueless cinema of that time, so he chooses a different and – of course – a very hard path for the making of his films. The result of the daring choice is the two features A Simple Event and Still Life, which are remembered today as the most important and most influential first examples of the formation of the Iranian modern cinema. The pioneer filmmaker is nobody but Sohrab Shahid Saless. But how he succeeded in the making of the unconventional films? And how are his films related to the vicissitude in his life?

*  Docunight admission is free to the public, but donations are highly encouraged and appreciated. All donations will be given to the director and producer of the movie.
** All films will have English subtitles.

A&AA Interdisciplinary Lecture: Erkki Huhtamo

Feb 27, 5:30 pm
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Huhtamo

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts A&AA Interdisciplinary Lecture

Erkki Huhtamo: “Screenology, or Media Archaeology of the Screen”

Monday, February 27

Lawrence Hall, Room 177 

Reception: 5:30 p.m.

Lecture: 6:00 p.m.

Media screens are both present and absent, both well known and unknown. Pervasive use makes them ‘vanish.’ We look through them, not at them. Even cracked smartphone screens do not attract attention to their wounded surfaces. The users read messages and “realities” through the cracks which they barely notice. Screens not only disguise themselves; they hide the history of their own becoming. The media archaeologist’s task is to make the screens visible again and to excavate the cultural contexts where they have been used and given meanings – even hundreds of years ago. This lecture is based on the author’s forthcoming book Screenology, or Media Archaeology of the Screen. It demonstrates one possible way of researching screens, suggesting a new approach for media studies.

For more information, please visit the event page.

Join the UFO for the 2017 Oscars Watch Party

Feb 26, 5:00 pm

OSCARS2017Join the University Film Organization for a great night of live Oscars viewing, games, trivia, food, and prizes!

Wear your red carpet best and hang out with old and new friends! All majors welcome–you don’t have to attend the UFO club to join us for the party!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

5:00 p.m.

EMU Crater Lake Room

For more information, visit the UFO Facebook Event.

Sponsored by Cinema Studies